Chester's Names Love's Travel Stops Its 2006 Franchisee Of The Year

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Chester's first and largest franchisee receives the IFA sponsored Franny Award

Chester's International, the leading fried chicken foodservice offering in the convenience store category, announced today it has named Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, a leading chain of travel centers, its 2006 Franchisee of the Year. Sponsored by the International Franchise Association, the Franny Award recognizing the Franchisee of the Year will be awarded during recognition ceremonies at the IFA Annual Convention Feb. 24 - 27, 2007 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. Love's is being recognized as the best franchisee within the Chester's system for achievements in sales performance, exceeding branding and merchandising standards and employing consistent, quality operations at all locations. "We are honored to be named as Chester's Franchisee of the Year," said Joe Cotton, Director of Restaurant Services for Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores. "The Chester's program is one that makes great business sense with delicious product that is a favorite among our customers." "Being recognized for taking pride and supporting our Chester's locations is just icing on the cake after all of the success we've seen with the concept," adds Love. Love's is Chester's first franchisee of record having signed on in June of 2004 and today is the largest franchise operator in the system with 27 Chester's and Chester Fried locations in travel plazas across the United States. Love's is slated to add an additional eight Chester's throughout 2007. - more - Page 2 of 2 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is family-owned and headquartered in Oklahoma City. Love's was established in 1964 and has since grown to more than 140 Travel Stops & Country Stores. "Love's is a model franchisee with beautiful locations in high-traffic travel plazas across the country," said Chester's President Russ Cooper. "We are recognizing Love's for their professionalism and contribution in strengthening our brand through quality operations." About Chester's International, LLC Chester's International, LLC is an emerging leader of quick serve restaurant (QSR) concepts with more than 1,700 Chester Fried licensed and Chester's franchised locations. Chester's offers high quality, great tasting products, flexible size and store layout options, training and support. Chester's uses only fresh chicken that is specially marinated and double-breaded using a proprietary family recipe and offers bonein, tenders and potato wedges as well as sandwiches, wraps, salads, breakfast and sides. For more information, please visit our Web site at:

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